Kitchen Inspiration

I have all of the rooms planned out in my head. I owe a big thanks to Pinterest for helping me out a LOT! I plan on doing my kitchen red, yellow and blue.

Red, yellow and blue Kitchen Inspiration. Perfect for the vintage/retro look. | Two Million Miles

My cabinets are going to be a white knotty wood (!!!!) with metallic black counter tops. They should look something like this..

White Knotty Wood Cabinets | Two Million Miles

In the corner of the dining area, there is a built-in hutch. SWOON! When we were looking at the house, my dad asked me what I wanted to do with it (like suggesting that I knock it out). “Leave it there! I love it!” We aren’t doing anything besides paint that bad boy. I plan on doing my kitchen walls blue and I will paint the hutch red. I found these adorable vintage suitcases and I thought they would be so cute somewhere in my kitchen, but I just don’t know where. I don’t think there would be enough room on the hutch for them. Maybe above the cabinets, if there is room?

Red, Yellow and Blue Vintage suitcases! | Two Million Miles

Can we just talk about the vintage yellow clock for a second?! If I don’t end up using it in my kitchen, it’s definitely going in my room!

I don’t have a lot of wall space, but these prints are too cute! Plus, you can customize them to your own colors, so I’d take the charcoal out and replace it with yellow.

Super cute kitchen printables. You can even customize the colors to match your kitchen. | Two Million Miles

I can’t find the original source for this one, but there are a lot of things I love about this picture. One: the red EAT letters in the background! They would look so cute on my hutch, but in a different color. Two: the red table! I bought a tall white table off of one of the Facebook yard sale groups for $20. It has four stools. The table top is a little warped from them having it outside while they were trying to sell it, so I’ve planned on sanding it down and just repainting it white, but I might actually do red! Three: the candle stick chandelier! There is one in my front room, but it’s the terrible gold one. This makes me want to repaint it and hang it above my table!

LOVE the red EAT and the red table. Also, how cute is that candle light chandelier? | Two Million MilesI probably won’t add too many red decorations to my red hutch, but I love the vintage dishes on this one!

Loving the red, blue and white vintage dishes on this hutch. | Two Million MilesBut then I see this picture and it makes me want to paint the chairs instead. Decisions, decisions! (P.S. I love Bower Power blog. You should follow it.)

Light blue walls with red kitchen chairs. | Two Million MilesThis listing is no longer available, but these wall vases would so easy to make and then you could paint them whatever color you wanted. But I just love this color combo!

Red, blue and yellow mini vases. Would be so easy to make with some scrap wood and you could change the colors, too. | Two Million MilesHow cute is this?! You wouldn’t even need to use fabric, if you didn’t want to – just patterned paper. You can buy the frames and silverware at the Dollar Store. Cute, cheap and easy DIY project!

Super easy DIY! Just get some silverware at the Dollar Store or use some old ones, spray them and a frame and then add some patterned paper to the back. Glue the silverware on. | Two Million Miles

This is such a cute idea! Would be so easy to make and you can paint the blocks to match your kitchen. Check this article out for lots more silverware decor ideas.

Adorable key holders made out of wood and silverware! So cute! | Two Million Miles

This Exit sign is darling! I plan on getting it the next time I go to Hobby Lobby (aka HEAVEN!).

Exit Way Out Sign. Perfect for a kitchen or a vintage room. | Two Million Miles

I’ll do a post of inspiration for each room and then I will definitely show you the real thing once I get to it!

Big News!!

So, it’s no secret that I suck at keeping up with this blog. I wish I did. I think about it every single day, but I just don’t ever find the time to do it and I really need to. I know that I have started so many posts out like this, (call me a slacker. I know, I know.) saying how I am going to do better and blah, blah. I really do WANT to, I just don’t. My intentions are good though. Annnnyyywayyyy… I have some big news!

I am under contract on a house! Can I get a WOOOOHOOOOO?!?! After looking at over 20 homes, I found one.

Under Contract

It’s an older home and I am doing some renovations to it, so I really am planning on posting my progress here! The kitchen is what I am most excited for! I am getting WHITE KNOTTY wood cabinets with black counter tops (insert emoji with heart eyes here!). The flooring in the kitchen and both bathrooms, as well as the entry way to the front door, is grey vinyl that looks like tile. I’m getting new carpet, new doors (interior and exterior) and a new bathroom upstairs. The windows have all been replaced, which is so nice because that will save me a lot of money. The home was built in 1974, I believe, and there really hasn’t been any improvements to the home since then hahah! So it’s pretty outdated. Each room has a different color carpet. Downstairs has the orange shaggy carpet. I think I might keep that…. 😉 The downstairs also has wood panel walls, so that needs to come off. There is no actual laundry room; the washer and dryer are just in a storage room, which kinda sucks. I was looking forward to having an actual laundry room, but I will survive. Both bedrooms upstairs have wall paper, so we’ll have a good time peeling that off. The upstairs bathroom only has a tub, no shower, so I am getting rid of the original PINK tub and installing a tub/shower combo. There is a window above the tub and we will just frame it in from the inside and place the surround over it because it is the “perfect height”. The water would hit it and it would grow mold, etc., plus.. You’d probably get to see some naked bodies in there! 😐 and we can’t have that! The home is a good, solid home. It is well built and should last for many years to come. I love the big yard! The right side is all fenced in, which is so important because of my sweet boy and dog. The one thing that I do hate about the yard is that there is no covered parking – no garage or carport, just a gravel driveway. I will eventually add a carport when I have some extra monies. There is a nice sized shed in the back side yard. Lots of good storage in there.

I am hoping to be in the end of April/beginning of May. I have to complete all of my renovations before I can move in. I just signed the counter-offer papers on Friday. I am just waiting on the appraisal before I can actually close and they said that usually takes about two weeks to order and have them come in and take a look. So, now I play some more of the waiting game.